CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mike Cook hailed his team’s 4-2 win over Dartford on Saturday as ‘the best we’ve played in weeks.’

Dartford’s Jordan Greenidge poked home from a corner early on, but man-of-the-match Jordan Young scored his first of the day to equalise in the 33rd minute.

With no more goals before the break, Dartford’s Kieron Murtagh was shown a second yellow card to leave the title-chasers with 10 men for the entirety of the subsequent 45.

Young curled home a lovely free-kick with 20 minutes to play before Alefe Santos made it three seven minutes later.

Ade Azeez reduced the deficit once more in the 81st minute, but as Dartford chased the game Joe Hanks calmly rolled the ball home one-on-one to cap a strong performance for the Bluebirds.

Reflecting on the win, Cook said: “We played really well. Probably the best we’ve played since the Slough and Dorking games.

“We knocked it around with a little bit of freedom, with no fear, and it made a little bit of a difference. We created a few more clear-cut chances which enabled us to score a few goals and help us relax, I think.”

With no midweek contest, Chippenham watched on as several teams around them lost. Cook was pleased to see his team stay in ninth, just two points off a play-off place, and is hopeful their dark horses tag will prove to be a help during the run-in.

He said: “There were loads of games in our league on Tuesday night as well, but we rearranged our game from Tuesday to before Christmas. We beat Hemel Hempstead 2-0 away, and the teams around us helped us with some good results .

“At the moment, the gods are on our side. Nobody is really grasping the nettle to take that seventh place away. That’s what we’re going for, but nobody is really expecting us to do it – that’s a nice position to be in because we’ve got no pressure on us.”